It is important that the school knows how to balance between competition and unity among students. Of course, everyone is striving to be on the upper level of the class, and to graduate with flying colors if possible. But this should not be a hindrance in promoting teamwork and unity among students. One way to do this is by initiating group activities among students.

On the subject of teamwork, happiness is a vital gain in creating successful group activities. Because happiness, like all emotions, is contagious, it can infuse a group, a class, or even an entire school community. Studies of sports teams have identified that even “one happy player was enough to infect the mood of the entire team, and that the happier the team was, the better they played.” By focusing on positivity, recognizing our similarities, and honoring our differences, we set the stage for kids to thrive in a myriad of settings.